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French supreme court rejects challenge against legitimacy of 5G spectrum award

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | 09:30 CET | News
France's supreme court (Conseil d'Etat) has published a final ruling on the legal challenge launched by two environmental associations against the country's 5G spectrum auction, which ended in October 2020. Welcoming the decision, telecom regulator Arcep said that the supreme court had rejected all the arguments against the award procedure, under which the country's four network operators have obtained 3.5 GHz spectrum licences. The supreme court published an initial decision on the case in March 2020, when it dismissed an attempt to halt the 5G auction.

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